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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Anderson Cooper
Host of Anderson Cooper 360
CNNW 08/06/2014
Cooper: Another national security leak possibly inspired by Edward Snowden. Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald hinted at his or her existence. And today officials confirmed it. We’re talking to Justice Correspondent Evan Perez who joins us now. So how concern are government officials about this new leaker of any information that he or she may have had access to? Perez: Anderson, they're very concerned. The issue here is obviously we've only seen one document or a couple documents that were published today by “The Intercept,” on Greenwald's website. The person who leaked this document obviously had access to a pentagon computer system, which is the same computer system that Chelsea Manning, Bradley Manning had access to. That as you remember caused the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents which the U.S. says caused a lot of damage to national security. So far we don't know how serious the damage is. They're obviously very concerned though, Anderson.
Anderson Cooper
Host of Anderson Cooper 360
CNNW 08/06/2014
Cooper: Didn't the government improve security after Snowden? Do we know how this happened again? Or did it happen before Snowden and it's only now coming to light? Perez: Well, it's not clear exactly when this document was leaked. We do know that it was dated from August of 2013, which is after Snowden fled the United States to avoid criminal charges. And yes, the U.S. Did improve its computer security system because obviously Snowden exposed a huge vulnerability. But problem is that there is still about three million people that have access to secret documents in the U.S. government. That's a lot of people who could easily get access to this stuff and leak it at any time, Anderson.
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